I have not posted anything in a while. The reason?… I have been writing! I am however a little concerned. I have been putting all of the advice and teachings I have learnt and been told into practice, but it just feels and reads wrong. I can not explain where I am going wrong, I just does not work. Maybe I am going to far with my changes in style, it is not easy write and not that good to read. So, I went to my biggest source of knowledge, BOOKS. I have been looking at the details, how certain authors describe a scene has been big on my radar. You read and soak in the words, then a vision of the picture comes to your minds eye. It feels natural and comes easy. I try to replicate that, and it is just terrible.
I came to the conclusion that it is simply not my way, and I am thinking about it to much. I started going through all of my old work, and I was surprised. It felt natural and easy to read, of course I have improved in so many areas and could see where so many changes needed to be made, but the backbone of the writing and stories were good. I truly believe that. Perhaps I am trying to be something I am not, or just being impatient, these things take time to perfect. You learn new things everyday, and I have a long way to go.
My point, is that my natural easy free flowing style is much more enjoyable. It is important to me that I enjoy it, but also that it is readable. I think my older work is readable, although changes do need to be made, and my description needs beefed up a little, I do tend to be vague.
The conclusion I have, is to just write it. Let it flow out in its own way and then change and add what is needed. The more advanced writing stuff will come in time and slowly become apart of my writing I am sure. Maybe I simply know nothing and everything I am saying is complete garbage. I do not know. I do know that writing has no rules and everybody is individual. Back to basics for me, and then build on top of what I already have.
I will be back with another must read author soon and maybe a new story to post. Thanks peeps! and remember, keep reading!